United Kingdom House of Lords Speeches Collection

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This collection comprises recordings of seven historic speeches given to the UK House of Lords between 1641 and 1945. Readings are of speeches originally given by the 1st Earl of Strafford (Thomas Wentworth), the 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder), the 6th Baron Byron (the poet Lord Byron), the 1st Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley), the 3rd Earl of Lucan (George Lord Bingham) and the 3rd Earl Russell (the philosopher Bertrand Russell). (Summary by Carl Manchester) (2 hr 1 min)


Speech on impeachment for High Treason, 1641 25:56 Read by Rachel Lintern
Speech on the French purchase of Corsica, 1770 7:03 Read by David Federman
Speech on the American War of Independence, 1777 24:49 Read by Philippa
Speech on the Frame-work Bill, 1812 19:05 Read by David Federman
Speech on the Corn Laws, 1846 8:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Speech in defence of actions at Balaclava, 1855 22:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Speech on the atomic bomb, 1945 13:01 Read by Carl Manchester